Plans on exhibition for redevelopment of the old Thirroul Plaza shopping centre

Thirroul Plaza redevelopment artist impression

Montage view of the proposed design from Lawrence Hargrave Drive, looking south. (source: Loucas Architects)

AN application has been lodged with Wollongong City Council for a residential and commercial redevelopment of the old Thirroul Plaza shopping centre site.

The applicants, Loucas Architects, propose the demolition of the existing shopping centre and its replacement with a three storey commercial and residential complex.

The development, between Lawrence Hargrave Drive and the South Coast Railway, sits between King Street and the Beaches Hotel on the north, and W.F. Jackson Park on the south.

The application proposes a three storey mixed use development comprising two levels of basement car parking, with commercial premises on the ground floor and 82 residential apartments on the upper floors.

The closing date for public comment is May 27 2020.

For further information visit the Wollongong City Council website.




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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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